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again, thank you to everyone who has helped. everyone here, let's give them a round of applause for coming out tonight. i would personally like to thank michelle from the arab film festival and bonilla and others who are not here tonight. they are the driving force behind the arab film festival. they are in berkeley and los angeles. a round of applause for all the work they do. last but not least, paul. without his generosity and support, this event would not be happening.
thank you so much, paul. [applause] he is not only a mentor to me but the example of what civic engagement can be for arab- americans. if there is anything going on in our community, he is the first one to cut a check -- not only to cut a check, but he is the first to be involved. he is a mover and shaker and successful businessman. we need to support his institution, an amazing chain of the burger chains in the area. thank you all for coming out tonight. we do have a reception. please help yourselves.
>> thank you for your sponsorship once again. we will not know who the next mayor of san francisco will be, but one thing we know, the tradition that has to continue. everyone of you has to make sure that this happens. it is an important statement for our community. please come back every year. i have not told a lot of people about this, but i will be moving to new york in february. it is important for me that this tradition continues. it is something that did not exist for our community, something that the mayor identified, and something that needs to continue. i am happy to support this every year it is in san francisco. [applause] >> please enjoy the reception. we have the game on for your
could i have all the native americans please remain standing? all native americans, stand up. how about a big round of applause for our native americans here for native american heritage month in november. all you non-indians, just look around. this is what custer saw at the little bighorn, and you know what he said to his men? where did all these indians come from? once again, welcome to the sixth annual nida american heritage
month celebration here at city hall. -- annual native american heritage month cicelebration. i would like to thank our host for this month, native american aids project, the mayor's office, the san francisco native american health center, and kqed public broadcasting. how about a big round of applause for our host? thank you. at this time, when indian people -- when we gather, we throw on our regalia, our outfits. we do not call them costumes. if you are from oklahoma, we call them in being close -- clothes. it is good to see all these
dancers and singers as well, their families. when we gather like this, we start out with prayer, so please stand if you are able. creator, grandfather, we give thanks this day for the many blessings for this beautiful day, this opportunity to honor our own here in san francisco city hall. we give thanks to native and non-native alike, those that are here today. when this ends, we hope that they travel safe, that they continue this relationship, creator. we remember the words spoken here by the leaders of our native american community. creator, blessings upon them.
our seniors, are dancers, everyone in attendance. remember those that have passed that are not able to be here, i am for health -- in poor health. remember our veterans. we know you have told us there is no such thing as a good war. we ask that our veterans come home safely and return to their families, their tribes. we pray these things come late -- these things humbly to you, grandfather. [singing]
all right, put your hands together one more time for our fancy dancers. all right. also, seven straight. all right. calling into the arena at this time, our women's traditional. come on out. women's traditional, all ages, women's traditional, come on out. no. traditional, southern co op , this is your contest. i'm kidding. the only one judging you is margin right there. make sure you have your numbers displayed. all right. when you are ready. two sides.